HyperDic: backlash

English > 3 senses of the word backlash:
NOUNeventbacklash, recoil, repercussion, rebounda movement back from an impact
actbacklashan adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
VERBsocialbacklash, backfire, recoilcome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
backlash > pronunciation
Soundsbae'klae.sh
Rhymesabash ... whiplash: 38 rhymes with aesh...
English > backlash: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA movement back from an impact.
Synonymsrecoil, repercussion, rebound
Narrowerbounce, bouncingrebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
resilience, resiliencyAn occurrence of rebounding or springing back
ricochet, caromA glancing rebound
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Spanishculatazo, repercusión, retroceso
Catalanrepercussió, retrocés
English > backlash: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence.
Example"there was a backlash of intolerance"
Narrowerwhitelash, white backlashBacklash by white racists against black civil rights advances
BroaderreactionDoing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
Verbsbacklashcome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
English > backlash: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbackfire, recoil
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Nounsbacklashan adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

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